The Champions (vol. 1) #12 (Mar. 1977):
“Did Someone Say... the Stranger?”
by Bill Mantlo, John Byrne, Bob Layton

The Champions (vol. 1) #12

Title: “Did Someone Say... the Stranger?”

Medium: comic

Cover date: Mar. 1977

Publisher: Marvel
Written by: Bill Mantlo
Art by: John Byrne, Bob Layton

17 characters in this story:

(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Pub. #
Iceman Iceman (Bobby Drake) hero
CBR Scale: I Jewish Catholic
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 1,752
Angel Angel (Warren Worthington III) hero
CBR Scale: I Episcopalian
Academy of Tomorrow; Horsemen of Apocalypse...  Marvel 1,741
Black Widow Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) hero
CBR Scale: I Russian Orthodox Communist (lapsed)
Lady Liberators; Marvel Knights...  Marvel 1,789
Hercules Hercules hero deity
CBR Scale: D Greco-Roman classical religion
Heroes for Hire; Olympian...  DC Marvel 1,029
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze) hero
CBR Scale: U Baptist (nominal); eclectic
Midnight Sons Marvel 306
Darkstar Darkstar (Laynia Petrovna) hero
CBR Scale: S Communist Party member; Christian (denomination unknown)
Exiles (Russian); Republican Guard...  Marvel 116
Goliath Black Goliath (Bill Foster) hero
  Project: Pegasus; Secret Avengers...  Marvel 118
Stilt-Man Stilt-Man (Wilbur Day) villain scientist
  Emissaries of Evil (Electro); Gang of Four Marvel 53
The Possessor The Possessor (Kamo Tharnn) supporting character
CBR Scale: D quasi-cosmic entity w/ personal obsession
Elders of the Universe Marvel 19
The Stranger The Stranger villain scientist
CBR Scale: M pseudo-cosmic entity
[1st app: The X-Men (vol. 1) #11 (May 1965)] Marvel 188
Regina Clayborne supporting character
[brought Stranger's Null-Life Bomb to Champions]
Marvel 3
Spider-Man Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
(flashback cameo)
hero scientist
CBR Scale: I Protestant
Secret Defenders; Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends...  Marvel 10,664
Silver Surfer Silver Surfer (Norrin Radd)
(flashback cameo)
CBR Scale: S Zenn-La religion
Heralds of Galactus; Secret Defenders...  Marvel 826
Him Him (Adam Warlock)
(flashback cameo)
  Guardians of the Galaxy; Infinity Watch (founder)
[savior of worlds]
Marvel 294
Al B. Harper
(flashback cameo)
supporting character scientist
CBR Scale: U religious
[sacrificed his life disarming a bomb] Marvel 4
Iron Man Tony Stark
CBR Scale: I futurist; technophile; mostly secular; sometimes prays; Alcoholics Anonymous
Force Works; Illuminati...  Marvel 5,673
Joltin' Jerry Washington
  [Regina Clayborne's former boyfriend] Marvel 2